Amélie Fortin


Start Date: 06/02/2019

Sans surprise je me porte volontaire encore cette année pour la mission à Terrat.  Le plaisir que j’ai eu à découvrir de la culture Masai, à travailler avec mes collègues Canadiens et Africains et le sentiment d’aider respectueusement des gens dans le besoin sont de véritable moteurs de vie pour moi.  L’expérience avec CACHA me permet de me dépasser et de devenir un peu plus à chaque fois la meilleur personne qu’il m’est possible de devenir. J’en serai à ma quatrième mission avec CACHA et c’est un très grand bonheur de faire partie de cette belle famille!!!

Amélie Fortin – Terrat February 2019

$50 of $5,500 raised
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Donation Total: $25.00

The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.

Partner: Simanjiro District Council

Primary mission language: English

Objectives: Provide access to high-quality health care services, support the local healthcare system, contribute to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, increase community health education, etc.

Beneficiaries: 2000-2500 patients per mission

The mission will last 2 weeks and the team will consist of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, ophthalmologists, other health workers and coordinators, logisticians (non-medical workers).

We will work with local Tanzanian partners to provide quality healthcare and also on teaching secondary school students about health and puberty, with the special project “Girls to Women”

We are especially interested in keeping Maasai girls in school so that they are not available for marriage and early pregnancies, which often result in complicated pregnancies and deliveries.


Background:  Terrat is in the heart of Maasailand in North-Central Tanzania, in the Simanjiro District.

CACHA partnered with the Simanjiro District Council in February 2014, to bring our first Medical Mission to Terrat. At the time, we were the first Western Medical group to be welcomed into the community. Since then, we have been working hard to build relationships with the Maasai community, the dispensary nurses and clinicians, and the local District Council. This September marks our ninth medical mission to Terrat. We are starting to see healthier patients, improved compliance with medications and a greater understanding of illnesses. More importantly, the nurses and clinicians are becoming more independent, and are starting amazing initiatives to maintain and improve the health of their community.

To join this mission, please complete and send an application form, along with your CV to CACHA’s Missions Coordinator at, as well as to the Mission Lead, Emilie Bordat at

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